Another Hobby Lobby run today....another C7R.....I like this kit and a couple bottles of Vallejo blacks . Will likely do this one up as the 2016 IMSA car like the box art but with the corrected areo package. And I'll probably get another one to go with the SMS set I'm getting myself for Christmas to do the Le Mans car.
Kit looks great. Will likely pre-order one from somewhere. From Hiroboy it'll be about $76 CDN including shipping. That's about what Tamiya kits go for here before taxes and the trip to the LHS so if I go buy one it would be around $110 with tax and gas....I'll order online. And since distribution to Canada is awful for the most part it wont be available here till likely December. Now the big thing is decals.....as nice as the factory livery is...I want something bold Like the Linkin Park
Thanks for the replies guys...I have a couple days off so going to try to get the body done by Wednesday. Small update on the Vette. Long work weekend and didnt get much time at the bench, but I did get a couple things done. Wheels are painted, detail painting to follow tonight. Hoping to get the decals done as well. I did manage to get the leader lights drilled out on the doors and I still have to cut out openings for the tow hooks, and roof antennas. I also drilled out a hole for the rear camera/radar system but still have to figure out how I'm going to scratch that up. More to follow later tonight.
Im pretty sure I can speak for Mike on this, we Canadians knew going in we'd more than likely be shipping to the US, I'm sure Mike wont mind. So if you see something you can use, scoop it up. I am shipping a kit out tomorrow to the US.
Well, I have no intention of being greedy, but I can absolutely use the Hurst Frank. A friend had one years ago and sold it. He's been after me to build him one for his desk at work. So if no one minds...I'll take it...and remove some of the confusion from the thread.
This is a link to Len Woodruff's Daytona Coupe and if memory serves me...which its doing less and less now a days, he used a gel pen. I've not tried this method. I've got more of IndyCals Blue Rings and I do have a set of Gold Rings along with some 1/25 Firestones that are going to end up on a MKiV GT40....some day. https://www.modelbuilderswh.com/collections/resin-kits/products/hrm-101-cobra-daytona-coupe
I've used their Blue Ring ring ones, and they're good. They arent die cut, so you'll have to trim the outside as well as the inside. IndyCal suggests cutting the decals in half and then applying one side at a time. I can concur with this as trying to put them on as a complete circle was a challenge. Splitting them made it easier.
Ismael, looking good man. Way to stick with it. I kinda put my first one aside too. I wasnt happy with the decals so I walked away before ruining it further. I may dust it back off now that I've got a second one on the go. I like the mods you've done so I'm definitely going to follow suite on most of them. Good luck on the decals and clear....you're due for some luck on this thing. David
Thanks for the replies boys. Yes the decals look insane. Here's hoping they fit ok. I ordered a second set just in case I need to piece in some gaps. Small update, I filled in the hood opening, I think I made it a bit too big and will likely scale it back a touch. Other than that all I've done is dry fit many of the parts. I've read some fitment issues in other's builds and wanted to check out what needed to be massaged before painting. So right now I have the interior mostly done, no seat or details but they dont effect the fit of the body to chassis, dash and windscreen are in place as is the motor and airbox......and as luck would have it...it all fits just fine. Hopefully paint wont effect the clearances but so far I look to be ok. Mock up:
I have the day off today again, so after getting my yard work done, I'm hoping to get onto primer and paint tonight and then let it all set up while I wait for decals to arrive.